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Can schools be able to refer a disruptive juvenile to agency, that will help them rather than involve the police? 200 words

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1. Can schools be able to refer a disruptive juvenile to agency that will help them rather than involve the police? In about 200 words

It depends on the disturbance e.g., violent versus non-violent. The former might demand the police intervention. However, for other non-violent disturbances, the school should (and can) be able to refer a disruptive juvenile to another type of agency to help them (e.g., alternative school facility) (example 1 below) and counseling and other mental health agencies if necessary. In fact, most effective strategies for helping juvenile offenders make the transition into the school and community include some formalized system of communication among the corrections staff and community social institutions?schools, mental health agencies, alcohol and drug treatment centers, and employment training and placement agencies, among others (http://www.ncjrs.gov/html/ojjdp/jjbul2000_02_1/trans.html).

First, the alternative school facility is a type of transition school from incarceration to mainstream school, which helps the juvenile transition back into the mainstream school system lessening the overall disruptive behavior. The beneficial factors include the smaller pupil-teacher ratio, individualization, ...

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Be discussion and example, this solution explains if schools can or should be able to refer a disruptive juvenile to agency that will help them rather than involve the police.

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